The country’s first ever electric car charging station has been inaugurated by Dewan Motors Pakistan in Lahore at Emporium Shopping Mall.
The service inaugurated by Dewan Motors is for both electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles running in Pakistan. At first phase, Lahore, Islamabad, and Karachi will get this service and later on its sphere will be extended towards other metropolitans.
In Lahore, Dewan Motors has successfully inaugurated the electric charging station at Emporium Mall, Lahore.
“Today is an important milestone for the BMW Group: not only does it mark the inauguration of the first public BMW charging station in Pakistan but also the first in the entire region. We call this service BMW ChargeNow,” said Johannes Seibert, Managing Director of BMW Group Middle East. Dewan Motors’ investment in this technology is a significant step in supporting the BMW Group’s vision to offer electromobility internationally, and in providing easy access to charging stations for customers of our plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles,” he added. By 2030, 60 percent of the world’s population is expected to live in cities. When it comes to shaping future mobility, the BMW Group considers the entire value chain, offering innovative services and solutions to improve urban mobility. Foreseeing the growth potential of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles in the country, Dewan Motors took the first step towards electric mobility in Pakistan by installing a BMW ChargeNow station. This is the first of the three stations to be installed by the end of this year. BMW ChargeNow is a network of charging stations that provide BMW plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle owners with easy, quick and secure charging services. “The latest BMW plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles offer even greater mobility than conventional hybrid vehicles making it possible to have everyday motoring purely on electric mode with practically little to no requirement for fossil fuels,” said Dewan Motors Chairman Dewan Mohammad Yousuf Farooqui.
“Not only does this result in minimum to zero emissions; but also tremendous fuel savings. This as you know sir, has a direct and very positive impact on foreign exchange reserves of the country”, Farooqui added.